Join Cisco at Hannover Messe 2020

With all of the uncertainty currently facing our world, only one thing about the future is certain: change. Join us at Hannover Messe Digital Days on July 14 and 15, where we’ll be addressing these changes and discussing how our solutions will be transforming the manufacturing industry in 2021 and beyond. To register or learn more, click here.

Hannover Messe Goes Digital

Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade show for industrial technology, is right around the corner! For 72 years, Hannover Messe has helped manufacturers learn about pioneering technologies, stay up-to-date with industry innovations, and be one step ahead of the curve through educational conferences and forums. Now, Hannover Messe is going digital to continue the conversation, bringing together manufacturers from around the world.

Although we are unable to attend in person this year, as a Premier Sponsor for Hannover Messe Digital Days, Cisco will present three different sessions centered around key care-abouts for manufacturers going forward. These sessions include a keynote and two innovation tracks, which will discuss subjects ranging from smart manufacturing and CyberVision to innovation and business continuity. Be sure to tune in to hear from subject matter experts from Haribo and Cisco as well as a featured customer story from Dairy Farmers of America. More information about these sessions is listed below.

Cisco Sessions at Hannover Messe Digital Days:

It’s a time of transition in manufacturing—and transformation. A global pandemic, globalization and a fast-paced consumer society have dramatically changed how the world works. The transformations are opening new opportunities for your business—and new risks. Today, more than ever, manufacturing facilities (plants, warehouses and factories) need to drive business continuity, maximize productivity, empower their workers, and ensure that they are protected from evolving security threats. To survive in this changing world, manufacturers must be agile and evolve.

Attend the following sessions to learn how Cisco is enabling our customers to accelerate return on investment, improve infrastructure agility and improve response time; with the right network infrastructure in place, you can unleash the value in your data, expand the capabilities of your workforce, and safeguard your operations.

Keynote: Manufacturing Agility and Innovation for Business Continuity

July 14, 6:00–6:30 pm (CET)

In this session, learn how Cisco is enabling our customers to accelerate ROI, improve infrastructure agility and drive best practices and strategic guidance to utilize IT resources more efficiently.


  • Christian Korff, Managing Director Global Enterprise, Germany, Cisco
  • André Döring, Manager of Global Network and Security, Haribo / Haribo IT Dienstleistungs (Services) GmbH & Co. KG

Register to attend the keynote!


Innovation Track 1: Cisco Smart Manufacturing

July 14, 5:30–6:00 pm (CET)

In this session, learn how Cisco’s approach to manufacturing improves problem-solving by connecting workers on the floor with remote experts – minimizing service outages and supporting faster troubleshooting and updates.


  • Carlos Rojas, Global Industry Lead, Manufacturing, Cisco
  • Dan Behrens, Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco IoT Security
  • RJ Mahadev, Manager Business Architecture, Cisco IoT Business Entity

Register to attend Innovation Track 1!


Innovation Track 2: Business Continuity in Times of Crisis: COVID-19

July 15, 12:30–1:00 pm (CET)

In this session, learn how Cisco helped Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) provide a safer workplace for its production staff while maintaining high levels of factory uptime and worker productivity with our remote experts and remote operations solutions.

Speaker: Wes Sylvester, Global Director, Industry Solutions Group, Cisco

Register to attend Innovation Track 2!

Join us at HANNOVER MESSE Digital Days, the world’s largest and most important industrial fair and platform turned digital on July 14-15, 2020. Experience first-hand how our secure infrastructure solutions are transforming the future of manufacturing and energy. Together, let’s lead the way.

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Wes Sylvester

Vice President, Industry Solutions Group

Cisco Marketing